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I will hear all about the nuclear deal with Iran...except what the nuclar deal actually is.

I'm going to hear lots of opinions and small pieces out of context, bur I will more than likely never know what the actual deal is.

7 years ago by ColonBowel with 2 comments

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  • ekyris (edited 7 years ago)
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    Well there's a pretty easy way to fix that. An article from the NYTimes.

    And a summary I wrote up from that article:

    -Obama has made it clear the deal is "not built on trust, it is built on verification"

    -Iran will be lifted of major international oil and financial sanctions

    -Major restrictions on amount of nuclear fuel in stockpile (98% reduction of low enriched uranium)

    -Diplomats added the unusual procedure to "snap back" all sanctions if Tehran violates the nuclear provisions

    -"Breakout time" - time Iran needs to get enough material for a bomb - will therefore be extended to one year, from current two to three months

    -This breakout time will shrink after first decade, how much will be kept confidential from public but not US inspectors

    -Secretary of State John Kerry, who led negotiations, has assured verification measures will stay in place permanently

    -An embargo on conventional weapons and missiles, started in 2006, would remain for 5 and 8 years, respectively

    -Those bans would be removed sooner if the International Atomic Energy Agency is able to definitively conclude Iran's nuclear program is peaceful

    -Iranian citizens, while glad for the deal, are skeptical that their government will maintain their side of things

    -US President Barack Obama has said he will "veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal"

    As for more precise details? It seems it will mostly likely be not made public knowledge anytime soon.

    • racerxonclar
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      -An embargo on conventional weapons and missiles, started in 2006, would remain for 5 and 8 years, respectively

      Humorously enough, I actually got into an argument over this point today. There's a lot of hearsay that the weapon bans were actually lifted with the deal, though I've yet to find any confirmation of that statement, and sitting here is proof of the opposite.